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The Crazy Redactions Of The No Fly List Decision: The Kafkaesque 'On-Off-On' Redactions

from the dig-in dept So, we already highlighted the key information revealed and the newly unredacted version of the court's ruling in the Rehinah Ibrahim "no fly list" case (namely: that the US has a "secret exception" by which it can put people into ... [Published Techdirt - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

General Mills Says If You 'Like' Cheerios On Facebook, You Can No Longer Sue

Three years ago when the Supreme Court ruled in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion , basically allowing binding arbitration clauses in contracts to exclude class action suits, we noted that it was an unfortunate pitting of a broken class action system against ... [Published Techdirt - 6 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Teen Arrested For Using Heartbleed To Get Canadian Taxpayer Info; Did Nothing To Hide Himself

from the that-didn't-take-long dept One of the most high profile victims of the Heartbleed vulnerability was the Canadian tax service, Canada Revenue Agency, which shut down its online tax filing offering. A few days later, the agency admitted that about ... [Published Techdirt - 10 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Aretha Franklin Doesn't Get Satire: Plans To Sue Satirical News Site Over Joke Story

from the sock-it-to-me deptYou would think that, at some point, people are finally going to get that there are such a things as satirical news organizations and that they're not serious in what they write. Yet it seems not a week goes by in which someone ... [Published Techdirt - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Why Didn't The MPAA Weigh In On Garcia v. Google?

from the couldn't-bring-themselves-to-support-google? dept We already mentioned the amicus brief we submitted about the risks concerning intermediary liability (authored by lawyer Cathy Gellis ) in the Garcia v. Google case. In it, we noted that the 9th ... [Published Techdirt - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

And, Of Course, Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings

from the after-losing-on-trying-to-shake-them-down dept Just a few days ago, we wrote about how the record labels were trying to have it both ways . That is, on the one hand, they are arguing in a variety of cases that the DMCA shouldn't apply to pre-1972 ... [Published Techdirt - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Snowden Calls BS On Putin's Answer: Says He Was Playing The Role Of Ron Wyden

from the your-move dept Yesterday we, like many, were perplexed by Ed Snowden's decision to go on a Russian television program, and to ask Vladimir Putin a question about whether or not the Russians do mass surveillance like the NSA does (which was, of ... [Published Techdirt - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Square Enix: DRM Is Here To Stay

from the no-it-isn't deptThere may have been a time in the past few years when you'd have sworn DRM was on its way out the digital door. Between free-to-play games, strong consumer feedback, and the overall failure of DRM to actually stop anyone actually ... [Published Techdirt - Apr 17 2014]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

TAFTA/TTIP: What Are The Benefits? What Are The Costs?

from the profits-before-people deptAs we draw near to the conclusion of TAFTA/TTIP's first year of negotiations, the detailed differences are starting to emerge between the US and EU. But one thing they both take for granted is that it's a good idea. ... [Published Techdirt - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Court Rules MoveOn.org Can Use LA Slogan To Criticize Bobby Jindal

from the criticize-on deptLast month, Tim Cushing wrote about how the Lt. Gov. of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne, had sued Moveon.org over a billboard that used the state's trademarked "Pick your passion!" slogan. The suit was filled with so much technicality-probing ... [Published Techdirt - 19 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

DailyDirt: How Old Can People Get?

from the urls-we-dig-up dept Some biblical characters lived for hundreds of years. (eg. Methuselah lived to be 969.) However, people living now don't quite get that old. Aging is a mysterious process that is slowly killing everyone, and there are more ... [Published Techdirt - 23 hours ago]
Entities: killing, Acquisition
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

from the war-on-all-fronts dept Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the ... [Published Techdirt - Apr 17 2014]

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"I'm devastated. You do a background check on a guy and figure that's going to do it. But I guess we have to go further than that" Ehnes said
...when all of this came out, it appears that, in the end, he did nothing about this, other than make sure that Kamal's own record in the TSDB was "updated... to reflect that she was a United States citizen."
...As they note: "the panel opinion in this case makes new law with corrosive implications for these foundational principles of copyright law." Netflix weighed in to point out that this creates a "new species of copyright" and would give "an effective veto right to any performer...
...obnoxious of these misrepresentations is the RIAA's claim that Pandora recently stated in SEC filings that there's a risk factor if the company is "required to obtain licenses from individual sound recording copyright owners for the reproduction and public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings."

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The Crazy Redactions Of The No Fly List Decisio... [Published Techdirt - 1 hour ago]
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Aretha Franklin Doesn't Get Satire: Plans To Su... [Published Techdirt - 2 hours ago]
You would think that, at some point, people are finally going to get that there are such a things as satirical news organizations and that they're not serious in what they write. Yet it seems not a week goes by in which someone isn't either fooled ...
Why Didn't The MPAA Weigh In On Garcia v. Google? [Published Techdirt - 4 hours ago]
We already mentioned the amicus brief we submitted about the risks concerning intermediary liability (authored by lawyer Cathy Gellis ) in the Garcia v. Google case. In it, we noted that the 9th Circuit had set up a page where all such filings are ...
And, Of Course, Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-197... [Published Techdirt - 5 hours ago]
Just a few days ago, we wrote about how the record labels were trying to have it both ways . That is, on the one hand, they are arguing in a variety of cases that the DMCA shouldn't apply to pre-1972 sound recordings , while also arguing against ...
General Mills Says If You 'Like' Cheerios On Fa... [Published Techdirt - 6 hours ago]
Three years ago when the Supreme Court ruled in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion , basically allowing binding arbitration clauses in contracts to exclude class action suits, we noted that it was an unfortunate pitting of a broken class action system against ...
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